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#271684 - 2018-01-11 15:46 Re: Meridian UHD722 Trade-up promotion announced [Re: Sapiens]
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+1

wow is an understatement. seriously.

$750 w/ trade in is already seriously pushing it, given that r&d for this kind of switcher box has been done years upon years ago and the HDMI tech is ubiquitous, while mmhr just can't command the premium it did when the HD621 was released.

just bc you're conditioned to being fleeced, doesn't make it right for every stop-gap product release.

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#271685 - 2018-01-11 15:53 Re: Meridian UHD722 Trade-up promotion announced [Re: _M_]
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What's the alternative product that supports Meridian processors?

Cheers
Tom


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#271687 - 2018-01-11 16:02 Re: Meridian UHD722 Trade-up promotion announced [Re: GMT]
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I agree with _M_ With the apparent loss of value in Meridian used kit and lack of any roadmap to let people know if Meridian will even be in the surround processor market in the future, this kind of pricing makes people consider alternative products.


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#271688 - 2018-01-11 16:07 Re: Meridian UHD722 Trade-up promotion announced [Re: Ratbert]
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I agree - So what are the alternatives if you want to keep an M processor?


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#271689 - 2018-01-11 16:14 Re: Meridian UHD722 Trade-up promotion announced [Re: GMT]
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Well if you don’t want the new codecs stick with the HD621.

Personally I sold my Meridian surround setup and went Meridian 2 channel with a view to putting a Japanese surround processor in, however, after a few months of faffing about I realised I didn’t miss the surround at all and just connected the stereo pair to my front speakers admittedly they were DSP8000SE’s. However they have now been sold and for movies I use an LG ‘Atmos’ soundbar which is more than sufficient for my needs YMMV.

Russ


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#271690 - 2018-01-11 16:26 Re: Meridian UHD722 Trade-up promotion announced [Re: Ratbert]
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What if I want 4k and don't care about the new codecs, but still want 5.1 surround?
Cheers
Tom


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#271691 - 2018-01-11 16:28 Re: Meridian UHD722 Trade-up promotion announced [Re: Ratbert]
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Would the UHD722 carries lower jitter than the HD621?


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#271692 - 2018-01-11 16:28 Re: Meridian UHD722 Trade-up promotion announced [Re: GMT]
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Originally Posted By GMT
What's the alternative product that supports Meridian processors?
Well if your just needing it for Bluray/UHDand own the Oppo 203 you can fit the Vanity 203 HD card and use anybody's 4K HDMI splitter.


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#271693 - 2018-01-11 16:30 Re: Meridian UHD722 Trade-up promotion announced [Re: GMT]
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You could just buy a Oppo 203 (700 USD), using the second HDMI output (audio only) to feed your HD621.


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#271694 - 2018-01-11 16:39 Re: Meridian UHD722 Trade-up promotion announced [Re: Albert]
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Great suggestion Albert, Oppo 203 is a superb machine.


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#271695 - 2018-01-11 16:44 Re: Meridian UHD722 Trade-up promotion announced [Re: Ratbert]
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Can I run multiple 4K sources through the Oppo? (which I don’t own) smile

Cheers
Tom


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Kitchen: 5200s, SBT, Chromecast
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#271696 - 2018-01-11 16:51 Re: Meridian UHD722 Trade-up promotion announced [Re: GMT]
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Here is an Oppo 203 review

Quote:
Around the back is a hugely impressive selection of ports. You get two HDMI outputs (one 1.4 for audio only and the other 2.0 for video and audio) and a single HDMI 2.0 input with HDCP 2.2, so you can hook up a Chromecast or Amazon Fire Stick to add smart features.

There are optical and coaxial digital audio outputs, a pair of USB 3.0 ports for connecting hard disks and thumb drives and eight phono output ports for surround sound connection to older home theatre receivers.


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